Meet Our Board

Dr. Jason Plunkett 

BOARD Chair   

Dr. Jason Plunkett, was the first American born of native Belizean parents. He has over 23 years of experience counseling. Jason sits on the board of two nonprofit organizations focused on the advancement of youth. Jason was the United States Clinical director of ZOE International a non profit that’s mission is to end child sex trafficking since 2016. Jason life mission is to End Human trafficking. Jason’s life motto is summarized in a quote by his hero, Mother Theresa, “l am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God sending love letters to the world.” Jason is also a proud husband to his wife, Jackie of 19years and father of his 4 children and 1 grandson.

Jason is the founder of TRUE SOLUTIONS CONSULTANCY a leadership development and executive coaching team.Jason loves motorcycles and collecting Tattoos.

Dr. Andrea Humphrey

Board Vice Chair 

Andrea or Dr. Dre, as she is playfully called, is a dynamic, humorous and down to earth Author, Speaker, Coach, Pastor and Leadership Specialist. Not only does she function as CEO of her own executive development company, I.Q. Training Inc., but she also serves as Lead Pastor and visionary of H.O.P.E.’s House International Ministries. The intersection of the marketplace and ministry is where she feels right at home, this businesswoman/entrepreneur is impacting lives daily as the President & CEO of the Hope Community Development Center in Granada Hills. Graced with an unusual capacity to see greatness in people, she is always in pursuit of practical ways to help transform lives spiritually, mentally, financially, emotionally and physically.

Using her financial management skills that she honed during her 20 years at the Walt Disney Company and in MBA School, she supports the financial growth of SHP . Her experience as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Disney helped her understand cultural differences and how to use storytelling as a means to communicate differences and bridge gaps. As a successful church-planter she teaches how to establish and maintain a local church. Her two books, More Than Just His Wife, (It’s Time to Come out of the Shadows) and Transformed for Purpose have impacted people all over the globe but none more importantly than her joy, her two daughters, Lauryn and Sydney.

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Marc Henderson 

BOARD TREASURE  

Marc Henderson, a seasoned financial professional and dedicated community advocate, joins the Seed House Project’s board with a shared commitment to empowering youth and fostering opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As a Certified Financial Planner, Market Director at Thrivent, and managing partner of Legacy Wealth Group, Marc’s expertise lies in illuminating the path to financial clarity, empowering his clients to build wealth, live generously and leave a legacy. 

With nearly 15 years of experience in the finance industry, Marc brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. His extensive education, including a bachelors from CSU Northridge, an MBA in Financial Planning from Indiana Wesleyan University and an Executive Certificate from Pepperdine University, further underscores his dedication to excellence.

Marc’s commitment to social impact extends beyond finance, as evidenced by his role as a founding partner with BNRE, an investment group focused on social entrepreneurship projects, including the recent acquisition of a local barbershop in Granada Hills, CA.

Throughout his career, Marc has actively served in leadership roles with numerous nonprofit organizations, demonstrating his passion for giving back and making a difference. However, his greatest source of pride lies in his family, including his wife Ariel and their daughter Marielle

Matthew Siegrist

Board Secretary

Matthew is a highly accomplished professional with a strong educational background and a wealth of experience in the realms of business, law, finance, and operations. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State Northridge, where he laid the foundation for his successful career.

Determined to expand his horizons and deepen his expertise, Matthew pursued a Juris Doctor degree from the esteemed Thomas Jefferson School of Law. This rigorous legal education equipped him with a profound understanding of the intricacies of the law and a strong foundation in critical thinking and problem-solving.

After completing his legal studies, Matthew embarked on a remarkable journey in the private sector, where he has thrived for over a decade. His career has been primarily based in the vibrant San Diego area, where he has made significant contributions to various consulting firms.

In his professional endeavors, Matthew has consistently demonstrated his exceptional abilities in finance, operations, and law. His comprehensive skill set, which spans multiple disciplines, has enabled him to approach challenges with a well-rounded perspective and find innovative solutions. His expertise has been instrumental in helping businesses navigate complex financial and legal landscapes while optimizing their operations for success.

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Iberia Calix

Board of Directors

Passionately driven to help bring information and resources to underserved communities, Iberia has worked with various populations and organizations over the past 13 years. Her journey into social services began as a crisis counselor and advocate at Peace Over Violence where she provided counseling to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Dedicated to figuring out pathways for young adults to progress towards self-sufficiency, Iberia spearheaded the Youth Enhancement Services program and served on various committees, such as DEI and Crisis Prevention Intervention, while working at First Place for Youth. Iberia’s commitment to youth development and transformation through case management and social work expanded her desire to get involved with equity-centered program implementation and design. She brings extensive experience working with different sectors within the TAY population, including pregnant and parenting, extended foster care, human trafficking, and probation.

While earning her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, she taught introductory psychology at California State University Northridge and worked at the Mood Disorders Clinic. Working as a research associate for the Gambling Studies Program at The UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior strengthened her appreciation for research and using a data-driven approach when making decisions. Her collective experience led her to SPY where she serves as the Director of Housing.

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Krystal Sims

Board of Directors

Krystal Sims is a highly accomplished and versatile professional in the non-profit social services industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and Family Consumer Sciences with a focus on Family Studies from California State University, Northridge, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than ten years of experience in homeless services. With extensive experience in various fields, including homeless services, human resources, healthcare, and higher education, Krystal is skilled at developing and implementing programs and procedures that align with organizational culture, values, and vision while promoting system change and professional growth.

Krystal currently serves as the Director of Recruitment and Onboarding and is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team at LA Family Housing, a leading non-profit organization specializing in homeless services and real estate development. During the pandemic year of 2020, Krystal’s inclusive and analytical recruitment strategies led to a 51% increase in her agency’s workforce. Her passion for talent acquisition, social services, and connecting individuals with opportunities is palpable. In her free time, Krystal enjoys expanding her knowledge of financial investments and real estate investing and sharing that knowledge with others.

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Ryan Taylor 

Board of Directors

Taylor is also the Executive Director of leap (learning enrichment after-school program), an Inglewood based 501c3 non-profit. Founded in 2004, leap serves after-school meals on 84 low income school campuses, nourishing 8,200 students every school day. Taylor oversees operations and finances, creates visibility and maintains leap’s mission.

In 2016, Taylor formed DROBE Stogies, a cigar lounge that sells premium cigars, cigar accessories and suit accessories like ties, cufflinks, socks and pocket squares. Partnering with his elementary school friend, the company amassed 1,600 customers and boasted more that 9,000 sales in its first year.

An award-winning entrepreneur and active board member of Operation HOPE’s 5 Million Kids initiative, Taylor has been honored by the Los Angeles City Council for his philanthropy. Taylor has been featured on CNN, Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur magazine and many publications.

Taylor is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Afterschool Alliance, America’s Promise Alliance.

When Taylor is not enjoying time with his children Morris, Olyn and Nora, he takes pleasure in swimming, reading and developing business systems.

Most recently, in 2021, Taylor became a children’s book author! Penning “HONK! Driving with Soup” a beautiful story about empathy that’s especially needed during this tough time